Agenda

Day 1
15 May 2018
Day 2
16 May 2018

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Presenting Company Exhibits Open Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Lunch Reception

The lunch buffet will open at 11:30. The welcome and keynote address will be from 12-1:00 p.m. in the ballroom.

Keynote Speaker

Wendell Brooks, Senior VP of Intel Corporation and President of Intel Capital will open this year's Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. Opening remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan. Michigan Venture Capital Association highlights will be provided by Maureen Miller Brosnan.
Wendell Brooks

Company Presentations

IT/Software
Facilitator:
1:20 p.m.
1:32 p.m.
1:44 p.m.
1:56 p.m.
2:08 p.m.
2:20 p.m.

Company Presentations

Therapeutics / Diagnostics
Facilitator:
1:20 p.m.
1:32 p.m.
1:44 p.m.
1:56 p.m.
2:08 p.m.
2:20 p.m.

Panel: The Evolution of Tech Transfer and the Role of Venture Capital

Hear from leading Midwest technology transfer officers on best practices and lessons learned in moving technology forward to a proven business potential stage that attracts venture capital funding. Panelists: Jim Adox, Venture Investors, Erik Iverson, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; Kelly Sexton, University of Michigan; Jack Miner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures Panel presented by Venture Investors
Jim Adox
Erik Iverson
Kelly Sexton
Jack Miner

Company Presentations

Technology
Facilitator:
4:00 p.m.
4:12 p.m.
4:24 p.m.
4:36 p.m.
4:48 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Company Presentations

Medical Device
Facilitator:
4:00 p.m.
4:12 p.m.
4:24 p.m.
4:36 p.m.
4:48 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us at The Marriott (5-7 p.m.) for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz trio throughout the reception.

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Breakfast Buffet Opens Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Keynote Speaker

Welcome remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan.

Panel: Next-Generation Cybersecurity: From a Defensive to a Proactive Posture

As investors bet on firms with a specific focus on Cybersecurity, these panelists will share their thoughts on the future of Cybersecurity technologies and the opportunities for niche investors and venture capitalists. Panelists: Brian Kelly, Censys; Jeff Schumann, WireTap.; Scott Vowels, Comerica Bank; Jonathan Murray, Draper Triangle (moderator); Panel presented by Draper Triangle Ventures
Brian Kelly
Jeff Schumann
Jonathan Murray

Healthcare Executives Unplugged

Come listen and learn directly from Michigan-based, VC-backed healthcare executives without any VC’s getting in the way. Topics include: raising capital, recruiting talent, launching innovative products, and the positives and negatives of being in SE Michigan. Panelists: Jennifer Baird, Accuri and TroveAx; Sundu Brahamasandra, HandyLab and NeuMoDx; Mark Forchette, Delphinus Medical Technologies (Moderator); Dan Rhodes, Strata Oncology; and Kurt Skifstad, ArborMetrix. Panel presented by Arboretum Ventures with an introduction by Tim Petersen, Arboretum Ventures.
Tim Petersen
Kurk Skifstad, Ph.D.
Dan Rhodes
Mark Forchette
Sundu Brahamasandra
Jennifer Baird

Company Presentations

IT / Technology
Facilitator:
10:20 a.m.
10:32 a.m.
10:44 a.m.
10:56 a.m.

Company Presentations

Medical Device
Facilitator:
10:20 a.m.
10:32 a.m.
10:44 a.m.
10:56 a.m.

Tech Transfer Pitch Track

Tech Transfer Pitch Track
11:20 a.m. Russ Straate, Office of Tech Commercialization, University of Minnesota
11:35 a.m. Jack Miner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures, Cleveland Clinic
11:47 a.m. Karen Deak, Director Network Engagement, University of Notre Dame
11:59 a.m. Andy McColm, Innovation Center, Michigan State University
12:11 p.m. Cheryl Turnbull, Venture Capital & New Ventures, Ohio State University
12:24 p.m. Michael Psarouthakis, Tech Transfer Venture Center, University of Michigan
Cheryl Turnbull
Russ Straate
Michael Psarouthakis
Jack Miner
Andy McColm
Karen Deak

Panel

Hosted by BioArbor with support from MichBio

Networking Lunch & Closing Remarks

David J. Brophy, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, University of Michigan

Post-MGCS: Biomedical Innovation Cup Pitch Event

Join U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual competition as teams of biomedical innovators, from the University of Michigan and across the State, step into the spotlight to pitch their products to a panel of venture capital leaders. FREE.